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Memorable Manitobans: Mungo Turnbull Lewis (1894-1969)

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Mungo Turnbull Lewis
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Veterinarian, MLA (1937-1940), MLA (1941-1945).

Born at Rhyl, North Wales on 13 November 1894, son of David G. Lewis and Annie M. Lewis, he immigrated to Canada in 1906 and settled with his family at Stonewall. He received a degree from St. Joseph's Veterinary College in Missouri, and practiced as a Manitoba provincial veterinarian from 1929 to 1932. On 13 August 1930, he married Mary Esther Ferguson (?-1966, daughter of William Fergusson) at Portage la Prairie and they had a daughter. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1936 general election and was re-elected in 1941 but defeated in 1945. He lived at 298 Overdale Street, Winnipeg. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 12 January 1969 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.

“Under The Golden Boy, Manitoba’s M.L.A.s,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 March 1943. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 126]

“Ex-MLA dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 January 1969.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1969, page 39.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2020

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